Diamond Naturals Small Breed Adult Dog Lamb and Rice Formula dry dog food manufactured August 26, 2011 is being recalled. This recall applies to samples, 6 pound bags, and 18 pound bags of Diamond Naturals Small Breed Adult Dog Lamb and Rice Formula.
The product was distributed in Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.
Production codes for the latest recall cover the following production codes and best-before dates:
- DSL0801, 26-Aug-2012
- DSL0801, 27-Sept-2012
- DSL0801, 18-Oct-2012
- DSL0801 (samples)
Diamond Pet Foods is voluntarily recalling these products because of potential exposure to salmonella, according to The Associated Press.
Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
Individuals handling dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. People who believe they may have been exposed to Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who are more likely to be affected by Salmonella include infants, children younger than 5 years old, organ transplant patients, people with HIV/AIDS and people receiving treatment for cancer.
Pet owners who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, or who would like replacement product or a refund, may contact Diamond Pet Foods via a toll free call at 1-866-918-8756, Monday through Sunday, 8 am – 6pm EST.
Missouri based Diamond Pet Foods has issued a massive recall of dog food made at its Gaston, SC plant, after salmonella was found at that facility.
Other brands that have been recalled include:
- Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul
- Country Value
- Diamond Naturals
- Premium Edge
- Kirkland Signature products
- Costco's private label
- Taste of the Wild
- Natural Balance Pet Foods
- Candide Pet Foods
- Solid Gold Health Products for Pets
- WellPet LLC